Check out this image Pixar recently created for Vanity Fair magazine.
Via @leeunkrich, director of Toy Story 3.
Before Pixar Director Lee Unkrich made it big, he was just like you and I… a regular 20-year-old kid wearing an awful sweater, trying to earn some cash to pay for school. The difference being he decided to earn money by dominating an episode of the game show “Win, Lose or Draw” in 1987. According to Mr. Unkrich, he was “coerced into buying that sweater by the show’s producers.”
And in case you’re wondering, he used his winnings to pay for his USC housing fees. This video was posted by Mr. Unkrich, as promised, once he reached the 100,000 followers threshold on twitter. Follow him @leeunkrich and while you’re at it, follow us @animation_blog
To celebrate The Animation Blog’s upcoming 4th birthday, we’re giving away three copies of Shaun Tan‘s Lost & Found. The book includes three stories: The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and The Rabbits. These stories have never been widely available in the U.S., until now. All three stories are presented in their entirety with new artwork and author’s notes. The book goes on sale March 1, 2011 (the same day as TAB’s birthday).
How to Enter: The book is very imaginative and evokes feelings of wonder. So, if you’d like to win one of the three copies, you’re going to have to use your imagination. To enter, email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject heading “Lost & Found” and in the body of the email write a short story or poem of 300 words or less. I will then pick the three best entries on March 8, 2011. Good luck! Note: Open to United States residents only.
To celebrate the recently launched Looney Tunes YouTube and Twitter pages, weâ€™re giving away a Tweety Bird prize pack. The YouTube channel showcases some of the best moments from the series featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Speedy Gonzales, and many others. In addition, the Looney Tunes Twitter page features Looney Tunes trivia, games, fun facts, and giveaways.
Here’s what the Tweety Bird Prize Pack includes:
Â· Makeup Bag
Â· 3D Glasses
Â· USB Flash Drive
Â· Child’s T-Shirt
Â· Makeup Compact
Â· Havaianas Flip Flops
To enter, send an email to theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject “Tweety Bird Giveaway” and you will automatically be entered.
A winner will be randomly chosen on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14, 2011. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond with mailing address. Failure to do so will result in a second random drawing until a winner is confirmed.
The Klutz Book of Animation: Anybody with a computer, camera, internet connection and a little bit of creativity can create animated films for the masses. The Klutz Book of Animation is a how-to-guide for this art form. Step-by-step instructions show you how to create a variety of different classic stop motion special effects.
The Animation Blog is giving away three copies of the book to three lucky readers. All you have to do is email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject line “Klutz Book Giveaway” and we’ll randomly select three winners. You have until October 11, 2010 at 11:59PM Eastern time to enter. The winners will then have 48 hours to reply with their mailing address. If a winner does not respond on time, another winner will be randomly chosen.
Note: Giveaway is only open to United States residents.
Check out some sample animations after the break.
To celebrate the recent June 7th premiere of the new animated series, Neighbors from Hell, we have partnered with TBS to provide our readers with the opportunity to win a Neighbors From Hell branded Webber Grill and a Devil Oven Mitt (both pictured after the break).
The giveaway is open to U.S. readers only. All you have to do is email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject “Neighbors from Hell on TBS” and you’ll be automatically entered. A random winner will be chosen Friday, July 2nd and the prize will be shipped directly from the Neighbors from Hell team at TBS. Good luck!
Check out the following video, with more after the break.
“The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!” DVD will be released by Comedy Central and Paramount on Tuesday, April 20. It will be also available on download-to-own platforms in HD and SD including iTunes (pre-order 4/5), Xbox LIVE Marketplace, Zune, Sony PlayStation Store, and Amazon Video on Demand. Also, Comedy Central Records will release the â€œDrawn Together: The Soundtrackâ€ CD on Tuesday, April 20.
To celebrate the release, TheAnimationBlog.com (that’s us!) will be giving away a copy of the DVD to a random reader. All you have to do is email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject heading “Drawn Together DVD Entry.” Entries must be submitted by 12:00PM on Monday, April 19, 2009 at which point a random winner will be chosen. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond with a mailing address. Should the person not respond in a timely manner, another random person will be chosen.
The LA Times reports:
Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle’s creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company’s chief executives and a revival of the studio’s legendary animation unit, died today. He was 79.
Disney, who had been battling stomach cancer, died at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, according to Clifford A. Miller, a spokesman for Disney’s company Shamrock Holdings.
Read the entire article, which chronicles Mr. Roy Disney’s career, at LATimes.com
Tinker Bell is best known as Peter Pan’s fairy friend, but before her 1953 film debut in the classic animated film, she went through dozens of incarnations in the animation studios at Disney.
So how did she go from her mid 1930s look to 2009’s Tinker Bell? Head on over to Moviefone to find out.
Tinker Bell sports her new look in the upcoming “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure,” scheduled for release on DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 27.
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